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Learning skills, friendships benefit from tutor program

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

When Terry Farina and Dylan Bogart began meeting for their weekly tutoring sessions, neither of them knew their friendship would develop beyond reading. Farina told Dylan about the places he had traveled in the world, and Dylan acquainted him ...

Roan Plateau drilling projection shouldn’t be considered in suit, company says

By Dennis Webb

A company that has said it could drill as many as 3,200 wells on top of the Roan Plateau is contending the projection is merely conceptual, irrelevant to an ongoing lawsuit and shouldn’t be considered by a judge. Bill Barrett Corp. ...

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Junction man suspected of bribery, assault

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction man is staring down a felony charge of bribery after telling police he would pay them off as long as they didn’t jail his female partner. Deputies early Saturday morning were called to the home of 26-year-old Richard ...

Medical pot ban on Delta agenda

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Natural Green Solutions could go from a monopoly supplier of medical marijuana in Delta to being forced out of business this year. The Delta City Council on Tuesday is slated to consider an ordinance that would ban medical-marijuana ...

Bear Ranch exchange seen in new light after elections

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The Bear Ranch land exchange, considered dead after the November election, might be resuscitated. One of the leading opponents of the exchange, Ed Marston of Paonia, said he is interested in talking about the idea some more. The Gunnison ...

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Passenger injured, Loma driver jailed after wreck

By Amy Hamilton

A Loma man was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault after drinking alcohol, rolling the vehicle he was driving and sending his passenger to a hospital. Dallas Michael Abbot, 63, 1227 15 Road, was driving with a revoked license Saturday ...

Hautzinger’s office helped victims in Serra probe

By Paul Shockley

The state attorney general’s office received assistance from Mesa County prosecutors in the early stages of the criminal case against Montrose’s former top prosecutor. At the request of First Assistant Attorney General Robert ...

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Mesa State instructors picked as presenters at music conference

By Melinda Mawdsley

The talent and expertise of the Mesa State College music faculty has been noticed at the state level. As part of the annual Colorado Music Educators Association conference in Colorado Springs, five Mesa State instructors have been selected to ...

Legislator: Sick trees mean business

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The new representative for House District 58 said he will begin drafting a bill this week to address the devastation wrought by the bark-beetle infestation in Colorado forests. He intends for it to jump-start the ...

Hospice gala gives area’s well-dressed a red-carpet night

By Melinda Mawdsley

Tuxedos and sequins are not commonly seen at Mesa County parties. Unless, of course, the partying happened Saturday night. Inspired nearly one year ago by a small, black, three-dimensional chandelier, officials with Hospice & Palliative ...

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